Co-hosts Delma Jackson and Dr. Shadiin Garcia welcome a wide range of activists, scholars, healers, philosophers, and organizers to explore the ways we want to be in community, and the various roadblocks that have historically impeded our progress.
From systemic injustice to internalized oppression, apathy, and trauma, Shadiin, Delma and guests will pull back the layers of struggle within social progress, and dream together, even as we remind one another that our personal tragedies, triumphs, and healing will inform our ability to create a better world.
Our TWELFTH episode is up: our first Season Finale.
Delma and Shadiin provide a retrospective look at all we learned together over the past months from our amazing guests.
When we’re committed to the idea of ourselves as being a particular thing, a particular identity and all that comes with that identity — all of the political, moral, emotional, and behavioral obligations that we take on in order to gain access, maintain security, and claim by a particular political realm, political home, political family, identity family — we do ourselves a disservice in that we miss the bigger belonging”– Khalif Williams, Ep. 2 guest
The season finale provides highlights, reflections, and important points from past episodes – what really stuck out to us from our guests, what might have changed us, or what elements of their wisdom we might be taking with us well into the future.
We want to thank everyone who has joined us for Season One, and especially thank those who’ve donated to the show through Patreon!
Catch up on our ELEVENTH episode: Laureate Limericks, Holding Healing, and Guarding our Gardens w/ Kellie Richardson
Delma and Shadiin dive into the heatwaves people are experiencing caused by climate change, returning to being social, and the happiness of a true 40-hour work week, which is all too uncommon in the public service and nonprofit realms. Kellie Richardson joins as a guest this week, a writer and artist educator born and raised in Tacoma Washington.
Her work explores the intersection of race, class and gender with a specific emphasis on themes of love, loss and longing. As the 2017 to 2019 Tacoma Poet Laureate, Kellie has worked to ensure literary arts are both accessible to and representative of the diversity of that community. Kellie has authored two collections of poetry, “What Us Is” and “The Art of Naming My Pain,” published by Blue Cactus Press. Find her at brownbetty.org and her works at bluecactuspress.com.
Richardson explores the healing power of disruption, reclamation, and joy, and the criticality of rage, grief, and chaos. She centers the beauty and power of everyday folk, and puts some funk into the dread we call survival.
Don’t miss our TENTH episode: Allyship & Apologetics, Whiteness & Whitewashing, Connection & Community w Jeff Bean.
Delma and Shadiin dive into what it feels like to be put in the position of policing people claiming to be Native American and talk with lifelong educator and activist, Jeff Bean.
“Jeff Bean is a hometown hero of mine who is currently working with future teachers… I’ve always found Jeff to be full of love, courage, lots of wisdom.” says Delma.
At 16 years old. I had a social studies teacher give me The Autobiography of Malcolm X. And as a white kid in Sturgis, Michigan, which was an all white rural community, that was the first time I understood that there was a world outside of my little town.”– Jeff Bean, Ep 10 guest
Jeff also happens to be the first White person interviewed on the show and is a retired teacher who spent 9 years at Detroit Catholic Central and 25 years at Flint Community Schools. The hosts and guest go deep into White nationalism and supremacy, and the national racial reckoning currently playing out.
Dive-In-Justice premiered February 26, 2021, with new episodes on a bi-weekly basis. DIJ is a co-production of the Center for Whole Communities and Shoreline Consulting. For companion writing on these themes, check out the CWC blog.
Our gratitude to Jenni Kotting for the Dive-In-Justice graphic design and outreach strategy, and to Doug Fearnside for audio engineering and podcast editing.
All twelve episodes of Season One are now streaming. We invite you to listen! If you love the idea of building intentional community, if you love history and pop-culture, if you want to dream into a society where intersectionality is baked into the culture, the Dive-In-Justice POD is for YOU. You can watch the introduction here.
Who’s invited? Shadiin says, “Delma and I enter the world in Black and Brown bodies, and we want to center that perspective. And if you’re white, we want you to be present too. We want you to listen, we want you to bear witness.” That’s an invitation to be present in solidarity, rather than show up just to extract meaning.
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